Harry Reid’s Nuclear Test Benefits President, for Now

The President and Congress may agree the message should be “jobs, jobs, jobs,” but how they actually translate that into workable legislative programs is another matter. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid even conducted a procedural nuclear test to block Senate Republicans from forcing an early and predictably embarrassing vote on the President’s jobs package.

Iraq Irresolution Produces Procedural Pandemonium

February 26, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Filibusters Sometimes Serve Purposes

Senate filibusters have long been a target of congressional reformers, though as much as the Senate might tweak the rules, they are unlikely to give up this valuable right of the minority to talk. And sometimes talking does build support for an issue.

FBI Raid Breaches Constitutional Wall Built by the Founders

June 5, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Ditched Minibus Money Bill Paves Way for Massive Omnibus

December 10, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Rules, Rules, Rules:Congress Relies on Them

Prepared for delivery at the Dirksen Congressional Center Workshop: Congress in the Classroom, Peoria, Illinois, July 31, 2007

Energy Policy: Waiting for Change

Congress Project Director Don Wolfensberg discusses his observations on Congress's squabbles over energy policy.